The 10-year-old boy Mega had a dream: to be a superhero and defeat the villains, and YWCA made his dream come true! Mega and 5 primary school boys joined the “Jockey Club YouthCreate Series” at YWCA Butterfly Bay Integrated Social Service Centre, and made costumes and props, wrote scripts and received training on acting. At last, they gave a performance about superheroes fighting monsters.
The Jockey Club YouthCreate Series, sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aims to cultivate the spirit of experimentation among young people and volunteers, stimulate their creativity, and promote the maker culture through different activities. Children joined the programme and learnt from a local Tokusatsu group called “Dream Guardian” to familiar themselves with Tokusatsu films and suit acting. They were guided to act, move and speak on stage by professional suit actor.
With the help from the volunteers, the children learnt how to make costumes and props with paper in the maker workshop. In 6 lessons, they transformed themselves into superheroes to guard their dreams in the play. The children were excited about the show because they achieved their dream of "transforming themselves into superheroes" and enjoyed being a maker.